"*Fed up?* Join the Fediverse."

Fed up with Facebook and Twitter dictating what you can and can't say online? Then join the Fediverse, the decentralised social media system that they've been hiding from you for years.

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See the new logo design we published for Fediverse yesterday morning.

Add Cloudglare to your list if you like, they seem to be training drones with #hCaptcha.

@dsfgs Flyers are a great idea. I've been meaning to create flyers and/or stickers for a long time.

Where can I find that logo and do you have a link to Cloudglare?

@PaulaToThePeople @dsfgs I believe "Cloudglare" is dsfgs's deliberate misspelling of , which is the elephant in the room that your otherwise comprehensive article neglects while actually referring users to , a CF site that should be avoided.

@dsfgs @PaulaToThePeople You propose as a Playstore app compromise. The fake acct still keeps track of all your installations, and if Orbot is not in the loop links your fake acct to your real acct.

@resist1984 Well obviously you're not supposed to have a real Google account.

@PaulaToThePeople tracks everything. Even without an acct, Google sees your IP address in all activity that touches a Google asset. So the fake accounts get associated together and also associated with logged out activity. If you start using Google Play app then switch to , Google already has your IMEI# from the 1st use, and that number is part of the dataset.

But we can intermix the Accounts and thus weaken the profiles.

Yes. Joining Accounts would weaken the profile. Because it could not be linked to a single person, but just to the big group of people using the account mixing / sharing.

@resist1984 @PaulaToThePeople
I coud send you my cookies and get yours. Put it in the browser profile, and Googles algorithm is confused.

@wend @PaulaToThePeople Account *sharing* is a different thing, and indeed a way to disrupt Google. But how do you carry that out? Are you manually swapping creds w/trusted family/friends? Or is there a tool for that?

@wend @PaulaToThePeople You've misunderstood the account aggregation that Google does. Google doesn't aggregate accounts controlled by different ppl (that would defeat Google's purpose for aggregation). Google aggregates accts that it finds under the control of the same person.

But we can make google aggregate accounts from different people. I could make my pssword public or share it with others. Or - if you think thid would be too dangerous - do this with cookies. Them the algorithm thinks we are using the same browser and assumes we are one person. And finally every account we log in from our brouwsers look belonging to a single person. The cookiesharing could be done by a p2p service automatically.

@wend @PaulaToThePeople it's a sound theory, but where are the tools? I suspect if you automate the sharing of cookies or creds, Google will eventually discover it and kill it. Would be easy to kill. Google would just sign up for the exchange program to see which accts are on rotation and suspend those accts.

If google stops taking data on these groups of accounts -- well this would be OK by me. But you are right. No tools so far. Who would be pushing this ? It could be a browser plugin, configured with whitelists of useful cookies. All others will be shared. No need for a cookieblocker forthon... After a while no big company can use cookies anymore for tracking. So they need to find something else...

@wend @PaulaToThePeople it's a good idea and would be interesting to see how the cat/mouse/whack-a-mole game plays out. But ATM this acct sharing mechanism doesn't exist, so it can't yet be used as rationale for accessing Googleplay store.

Yes. I see. The Android apps are more tricky. The phones hardware needed to be faked, but therefor the operating system would need to be modified or altered. Best wold be to access the store from a simulator and then pass the .apk file to the phone.

@wend @PaulaToThePeople i don't think there is a Google acct sharing tool or service of any kind, desktop or phone. Once it does, indeed phone h/w is another hurdle. I've use back in the day when I was willing to download from Playstore. It's very non-trivial because the simulated phone must resemble the real phone enough to download a compatible version.

Yep. But on the long term I hope that free stores like #fdroid will dominate. They will probably not steal your data. At least you would have the choice to use alternatives...

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